Looking for a fun Orton-Gillingham game to help your student practice a concept or skill you are teaching? This BINGO game is an incredibly fun activity that you can play in your homeschool or classroom. Kids love playing BINGO and best of all, you can create and customize your own BINGO game using any phonics or Orton-Gillingham concept you are currently working on! (Make sure to watch the video at the end of this post so that you can see it in action)!


Preparation for Orton-Gillingham Game: BINGO

First, download and print one BINGO game board for yourself and per player. 


Then, ON YOUR BOARD >>> Write each word you are working on in each of the 24 squares with a pen or marker. For example, if you are working on sight words…write one sight word in each of the squares. 

After that, cut out each square with each of the sight words on the board.

Thereafter, place each of the cut sight words into a cup or container.

Finally, gather BINGO chip counters. You can use anything you have on hand for this: dried macaroni, dried beans, pom poms, candy, etc.

To Prep the Student’s Board…

To PREP the Student’s Board…the teacher will dictate each of the sight words to the student and the student will write the dictated word in the individual squares on their boards >>> BUT NOT IN ORDER. The student will randomly write all over the board so that everyone’s board looks differently. 

Then when the student’s board is ready to go, give the students a handful of counters to cross off or cover up the words/letters on their boards. 

Now it is time to play the game!

How to Play Orton-Gillingham Game: BINGO

The teacher will pick one of the cards out of the cup and call out the word. Each player will look for that word on their BINGO board and place a counter on it. 

The first player to cover all of the words in a row wins and shouts out “BINGO!”

Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com

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